LEBANON, LEBANON COUNTYâ€” In this week's Made in PA, a Lebanon County company is taking wood working to a whole new level. Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes are building loghomes worldwide and doing it like no one else in the industry.
Online PR News – 14-June-2011 – – Lebanon, PA LEBANON, LEBANON COUNTYâ€” In this week's Made in PA, a Lebanon County company is taking wood working to a whole new level. Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes are building loghomes worldwide and doing it like no one else in the industry.
For the people at Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes, the process is all about turning lumber into luxury.
"We can build anything from an outhouse all the way up to custom homes," said National Sales Manager John Brown.
Since 1983, the Lebanon based company has been churning out log buildings, starting with simple log cabin kits and extending to custom homes. The product is state of the art, but the process begins well before the wood.
"The concept for the building gets into the software," Brown said.
Conestoga uses a computer program to design the home virtually. While that isn't anything new in the building world, the next step sets them apart.
Those virtual plans get sent directly to this 190 foot custom computerized line. The equipment was built specifically for Conestoga and has seven different stations that mold, cut and notch the perfect log building. "It`s a very exact process. The notches will be produced down to a 1/16 of an inch of tolerance. In the log world, that is very close tolerance," Brown said.
That close tolerance produces a tightly built, custom home in only five to six hours. Along with the speed, Conestoga guarantees the craftsmanship. No longer does human error play a role.
"People that have the cabins, their comments will be they are some of the best experiences they have had in their lifetime is at the cabin," said Brown. "That is probably why they wanted one in the first place."
Production starts here. These huge piles of wood are the beginning of the process. It takes almost 2/3 of a mile of wood to become this, the Mountain King home. Eleven hundred square feet of beauty, taking people's dreams and turning them into a reality.
"To take this raw lumber and then you see and hear the comments from the end user, it`s good to see," Brown said.
Good to see the end product. But just as important for John Brown, the memories that will be made as clients enjoy their work.
"We are very proud of what we do and the fact that we can do it quickly and efficiently and give you what you want and you donâ€™t have to spend a ton of money to get this fantastic custom home," he said.
Conestoga says they specialize in loghomes around 2,000 square feet and under. Prices start at $9,000. They have sold over 3,000 log cabin kits to date and that number continues to rise. For over 25 years, Conestoga Log Cabins has been an industry leader.